This Sundays with Susan virtual gathering shares our conversation with Ann Pelo about her book co-authored with Margie Carter, From Teaching to Thinking ~ A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work. 

It also shares inspiring reflections, insights, and stories about the value and importance of reimagining our work with children in the early years as we connect meaningfully through heart, body, mind, and spirit.

With its universal appeal, many people tell us that the Sundays with Susan ~ In Dialogue with Ann Pelo aligns beautifully with their own beliefs and philosophy of childhood, relationships, education, and pedagogical practice.

We hope it inspires you to continue to share your nourishing gifts with children each and every day.


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  • Everything you will need to prime your mind to shift from teaching to thinking.

  • Pre-session download - 'It is through stories that we weave reality.'

  • 'from Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work' order information - get access to Educational Thought Leader Ann Pelo's ideas on shifting your mind from teaching to thinking.

Here's what's inside...

  • 1

    Welcome to Sundays with Susan (on a Tuesday)

    • How to Navigate this Event and Access Your Certificate of Completion

    • Welcome from Susan Wright, Founder, Nurtured Inspirations

    • Getting to Know You

    • Your Thoughts On Transitioning from Teaching to Thinking

    • Pre-session Download ~ It is through stories that we weave reality.

    • Order Ann's Book ~ 'from Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work'

  • 2

    Ann Pelo ~ from Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work

    • Susan Wright Introducing Ann Pelo

    • Recorded Dialogue February 11, 2020

    • Personal Reflections Download

    • Discussion Forum

  • 3

    Your next steps...

    • Closing Remarks from Susan Wright

    • Before you go...

    • Additional Resources

Educational Thought Leaders

Author, Consultant, Speaker

Ann Pelo

Ann is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning, and the art of mentoring. Her work is anchored by a commitment to the right of educators to be intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually engaged by their work. Ann worked as an early childhood teacher and teacher mentor for sixteen years at a full-day, not-for-profit early learning centre in Seattle, Washington. Currently, Ann collaborates with early childhood educators, teachers, and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand, thinking with them about inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children’s – and adults’ – lives. Ann is the series editor, with Margie Carter, for the Reimagining Our Work Collection, a series of stories written by early childhood educators that capture classroom experiences anchored by a commitment to social justice, deep listening, thoughtful meaning-making about children's play, and documentation that foregrounds educators' thinking and learning. As the developmental editor, Ann works closely with educators as a thinking partner and writing coach; she’ll draw on that role to facilitate the Institute. Ann is the author of six books: From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work, with Margie Carter (2018); The Language of Art: Inquiry-based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings (2017); The Goodness of Rain: Cultivating an Ecological Identity in Young Children (2013); Season by Season the Year Unfolds: A Guidebook for Developing an Intentional Culture in Early Childhood Programs (2010); Rethinking Early Childhood Education (2008); and, with Fran Davidson, That's Not Fair: A Teacher's Guide to Activism with Young Children (2000).

Founder, Nurtured Inspirations

Susan Wright

For over 32 years, Susan Wright has shared a passion with educators and parents who guide, nurture, and inspire children. Working collaboratively with children, she works alongside educators and parents to make visible children’s thinking as a way to honour each child’s human experience and unique ways of being. As a teacher, researcher, author, and pedagogical leader, Susan brings a fresh perspective to education through the relationships she builds with educators and parents. As the Founder of the newest collective in education, Susan created Nurtured Inspirations as a way to connect globally with individuals and teams of educators and parents looking to share together as intellectual partners building learning relationships alongside children. Susan travels internationally and collaborates virtually with those wishing to build lasting learning partnerships that share in rich educational endeavours. Susan has visited schools in Canada, the United States, and Italy to study children’s thinking and learning, and to engage in pedagogical dialogue around educator practise.